>>Winter Weather Advisory Continues for Southern Minnesota

(Chanhassen, MN) — The southern third of Minnesota remains under a winter weather advisory through noon today (Tues) due to patchy blowing snow. Southwestern Minnesota received the most snowfall since early Monday. The National Weather Service is reporting seven-and-a-half inches in Hill, six-and-a-half inches at Slayton, four-point-six in Worthington and Pipestone, four inches in Redwood Falls, two-point-eight in Cokato, and just under an inch in Chanhassen. Forecasters say the first arctic air of the season arrives in Minnesota this weekend.


>>Shooting at Cloquet Motel Leaves 3 People Dead

(Cloquet, MN) — Authorities are investigating a shooting in Cloquet (KLOH’-kay) that left three people dead Monday evening. Police were called to the Super 8 motel and found a 22-year-old female employee with a gunshot wound. She died of her injuries in the hospital. Officers say a 35-year-old man was discovered dead of a gunshot wound inside a car in the parking lot and a 32-year-old man was located with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Investigators say they reviewed motel surveillance video and believe the man who shot himself was the suspect. No names have been released.


>>Authorities ID Bemidji Man Killed in ATV Incident on Pike Bay Lake

(Cass Lake, MN) — Cass County authorities are naming the Bemidji man who died after his A-T-V broke through the ice on Pike Bay Lake. Sheriff’s deputies say 82-year-old Thomas Steele and his passenger – 56-year-old Mark Jacobson of Bemidji – went into the water last Friday. First responders tried to save Steele, but he died at Cass Lake Indian Services Hospital. Jacobson was treated at the scene. Sheriff Brian Welk says ice conditions remain very unstable and poor.


>> Death of Man Found in Minneapolis Garbage Bin Ruled a Homicide

(Minneapolis, MN) — Homicide is the official ruling from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office about a body found inside a garbage bin in north Minneapolis on Sunday. Officials say 51-year-old Reid Christopher Johnson died of multiple gunshot wounds. Police were called Sunday afternoon to reports of a body inside a garage of an unoccupied home. No arrests have been made.


>>Authorities Ask for Help Locating Woman Missing in Otter Tail County

(Perham, MN) — Authorities in Otter Tail County are asking for help finding a woman who hasn’t been seen since just before Christmas. Thirty-three-year-old Alexandria Bricker was spotted on a trail camera near the Ottertail River south of Perham on December 21st. Bricker is originally from Waseca but was staying with family members in Perham. Bricker is described as white, five-feet seven-inches tall,weighs around 180 pounds, and has medium-length brown hair. Anyone with information is asked to call the Otter Tail Sheriff’s Office.


>>St. Paul Man Charged in Armed Robbery of Postal Employees

(St. Paul, MN) — A St. Paul man faces federal charges of assault and attempted robbery, putting a person’s life in jeopardy using a deadly weapon, after two separate incidents involving postal employees. Court documents say on November 18th, 26-year-old Rubin Adams pointed a handgun at a U-S-P-S letter carrier in Edina, demanding the “mailbox key,” which the victim did not have. Instead, the victim handed Adams two sets of postal vehicle keys. Prosecutors say Adams repeated the act with another letter carrier in Brooklyn Center the next day, stealing two U-S-P-S mailbox keys. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for today (TUES).


>>Sales of Outgoing Minnesota Flag Skyrocket at Rochester Store

(Rochester, MN) — The outgoing Minnesota state flag is a hot item at the Herold Flag Store in Rochester. Owner Lee Herold says sales have skyrocketed and they’ve sold a couple hundred since the new state flag was approved last month. He says some people are just hesitant about it and some are downright angry. Herold says the old Minnesota flag will be available for the foreseeable future. He notes that it was never a very popular state flag.


>>Minnesota Red Cross Urges Blood Donations

(St. Paul, MN) — The Red Cross is urging Minnesotans to donate blood to offset a nationwide shortage. The organization says blood donations are at a 20-year low and their inventory of available blood has reached critically low levels. The Red Cross has started limiting the distribution of Type O blood due to the shortage. A list of upcoming blood drives in Minnesota can be found on the Red Cross website.


>>PACER Center Translates Documents for Parents into Karen Language

(Minneapolis, MN) — PACER Center, Minnesota’s Parent Training and Information Center, has translated seven of its main documents into the Karen language. The documents cover special and general education topics, providing information on the special education process and guiding families on how to actively participate in their child’s academic success. The Karen language translation, spoken by the Karen people of Myanmar and Thailand, will allow access to parental resources for the more than 20,000 Karen individuals residing in Minnesota, constituting the largest Karen community in the country.


>>Minnesota IRS Auctions $277K Aston Martin for Unpaid Taxes

(Washington, DC) — The I-R-S in Minnesota is auctioning a 2023 grey Aston Martin D-B-11, valued at around $277,000, to cover unpaid taxes. Seized for nonpayment of internal revenue taxes, the sports car is being sold online as a “last resort.” The auction opened at 10 am on Monday and will close on January 23rd. Information is available on the I-R-S website. A 2023 grey Kia Telluride will also be auctioned simultaneously.



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